BALD LEADS OFFENSIVE ATTACK IN VICTORY
GREEN BAY, WI – The Dodgers recorded multi-run innings in each of the first five frames on Monday night as they cruised to a 13-5 win over the Branch Blaze at Joannes Stadium.
The home team got things going early, as shortstop Griffin Summers walked to lead off the bottom of the first and came around to score on a double by second baseman Matt Bald. Left fielder Jacob Lacy followed with a single to drive in Bald, and he eventually came around to score on a wild pitch, giving the Dodgers a 3-0 lead after an inning of play.
Branch responded with five runs in the top half of the second to briefly take a lead, but the Dodgers answered right back in their half of the inning, when Bald ripped his second double of the night, driving in catcher Kyle Kosobucki and Summers to even the score at 5-5.
The Dodgers reclaimed the lead, as they plated two runs in the third, when designated hitter Jake Fietz belted a triple over the head of the centerfielder, driving in first baseman Cole Clark and right fielder Mike Manns to make it 7-5.
They tacked on three more runs in the fourth and another three in the fifth, running wild on the basepaths, finishing the night with seven stolen bases. Bald paced the offensive onslaught for the Dodgers, going 3-for-4 with three doubles while scoring three runs and driving in four more.
Matt Willems got the start on the mound and picked up the win after working the first four innings. Newcomer Trevor Teske came on in relief in the fifth inning and tossed three scoreless innings, striking out three and allowing just one hit, and Bald finished out his big night by moving to the mound to record the final six outs of the game, locking down the win.
The team is off on Tuesday, before they close out their regular season with a final game at Joannes Stadium on Wednesday night against the Little Chute Bandits. Wednesday night is Fan Appreciation Night with FREE ADMISSION for all fans, as well as $1 beers and $1 hot dogs. Gates open by 6:30 PM with first pitch scheduled for 7:30 PM.